Bush promises universal broadband access

An election year, perchance?

George Bush wants all US citizens to have broadband Internet access by 2007.

Speaking in Albuquerque on Friday, 26 March, the American president gave no details as to how this would be achieved. But he did say consumers need more choice.

"It's important that we stay on the cutting edge of technological change, and one way to do so is to have a bold plan for broadband," The US president also said it is important that Congress does not levy tax on broadband Internet access.

This is the first time the president has spoken publicly about broadband Internet access in nearly two years, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was expected to promote the technology in his State of the Union address in 2003 but not a word on the subject escaped his lips. ®

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